UCITE session on understanding Blackboard’s new plagiarism detection software

Blackboard’s new feature, Safe Assign, allows instructors to check to see the extent to which any document has been plagiarized. At the next UCITE discussion, Megan Linos of Information Technology Services will show how to use Safe Assign and give examples of writing samples at varying levels of plagiarism. Additionally, Chuck Rozek, dean of graduate studies, and Don Kamalsky, associate vice president of academic ethics, will share their ideas on how faculty might respond in cases of suspected plagiarism, how they might arrive at a judgment as to whether any given result merits referral for judicial action and what happens if faculty do decide to refer it. The discussion will be held June 16 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Inamori Center for International Ethics and Excellence in Crawford Hall. Pizza and beverages will be provided; RSVP to ucite@case.edu